Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe is no stranger to the political scene albeit a public service stint which has been on and off over the years.
MUTAHI KAGWE BIOGRAPHY AND EDUCATION
1965 – 1971 – kihate primary school (KCPE)
1972 → 1975 Kagumo High School (O level’s)
Hon. Mutahi Kagwe holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Insurance) degree from the University of Nairobi and an MBA from the United States International University.
MUTAHI KAGWE CV
Before debuting on the political scene, Mr Kagwe worked in the media, at the Standard Group’s advertising department between 1987 and 1989, while also doing private business.
In 2002, he took a plunge into politics, becoming Mukurwe-ini Constituency Member of Parliament on a National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (Narc) party ticket. During that term, he served as the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Trade, Tourism and Planning.
His biggest break came in 2005 when former President Mwai Kibaki appointed him to his Cabinet as Minister for Information Communication and Technology (ICT).
As Cabinet Minister he spearheaded the construction of the transformational East African Marine System (T.E.A.M.S) – The first Fibre Optic Project for Eastern Africa. It was during his term as Cabinet Minister that Kenya launched ‘Mpesa,’ the world’s first ever money transfer system. As Senator, his credits include the championing of “The Best Classroom,” an Early Childhood Education program that aspires to promote the quality provision of ECDE nationwide. He is also credited with having sponsored the Cyber Security and Protection Bill in the Senate of Kenya.
In 2007, mutahi kagwe disappeared from active politics after losing his Mukurweini seat to Kabando Wa Kabando. For the next five years, he stayed out of the public limelight but made a comeback in 2013, this time running for Senate on a Narc party ticket.
He won the seat, becoming the first Senator for Nyeri County and chairing the Senate Committee on Information and Technology as well as serving on the Senate Committee of Finance and Budget and the Liaison Committee.
In 2017, he gunned for the Nyeri gubernatorial seat, battling it out with former Governors Samuel Wamathai and Wahome Gakuru (now deceased) for the Jubilee Party ticket.
He stayed away from the public limelight for the next two years until October 2019 when he was appointed to the board of the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA)
he is now the cabinet secretary for health
MUTAHI KAGWE AGE
he was born in January 1958 in mount kenya region
MUTAHI KAGWE FAMILY, WIFE, CONTACTS AND TRIBE